Category Archives: Pensacola

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Good Deed

I heard a story about my dad, Bill Hahn, at his funeral. I may not remember it exactly, but the idea of it remains strong in my mind. The minister, Mark Dees, recalled that, one day, he and my dad … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Scary Stuff

When I was in high school, I was just going to bed one night when I heard a sound out the window. We had a greenhouse right up against the house, and I could just imagine someone lurking around out … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Quite the Character

I’ve written about Pap-pa – my mother’s father, Hoyt Cook – several times before. About his different lines of work, about how he achieved prosperity, and about the practical joke he played on me (and a ‘possum). I’m writing about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: On the Map

I have some catching up to do. “On the Map” is the Week 38 prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, and she posted it September 15th – the day Hurricane Sally was bearing down on … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Back to School

As I delve into these 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks prompts, I have been mostly focusing on stories about my ancestors. Very rarely, I write about my own life. In part, it’s because I really don’t have strong memories. Sure, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Labor

In honor of Labor Day, Amy Johnson Crow has set this week’s 52 Ancestors prompt as “labor.” I can tell you, most of my ancestors were farmers, but I have found some interesting professions. My maternal grandparents, Hoyt and Willie … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: The Old Country

My genealogy quest has not taken me outside the U.S., except for one line. My dad’s great-grandfather, William F. Hahn was born in Germany. I’ve known this since I was a child (although I would get confused about whether it … Continue reading

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#Genealogy: The Day My Maternal Grandmother Was Born

This post is a response to a question posted by Randy Seavers at Genea-Musings. He asked, “What happened in the world on the day your maternal grandmother was born?” My maternal grandmother was born on January 13, 1909, in Muscogee, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Newsworthy

The first time I heard about what happened, I was in the living room with my mom and a movie was on in which someone accidentally shot someone and killed them. I made a comment about how stupid that was, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Wedding

This is a story of three weddings, inspired by this week’s topic in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” Challenge. The first one took place on May 20th, 1933. It was a Saturday, and school teachers Hoyt Cook … Continue reading

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